Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art
Awards - entries now closed
Entries for Australia’s most prestigious Indigenous art award are now closed. Finalists to be announced shortly.
About the Awards
The Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards (Telstra NATSIAA) at the Museum and Art Gallery of Northern Territory celebrate the great power and diversity of Indigenous Australian art. 2017 will be the 26th year that Telstra has proudly partnered with the awards.
2016 Winner Harold Thomas pictured with his work, Tribal abduction
2017 entries now closed
In 2017 there’s two new categories to encourage new artists and innovation with $80,000 in prizes up for grabs.
- Overall winner - $50,000
- General painting - $5,000
- Bark painting - $5,000
- Work on paper - $5,000
- 3D (sculpture, installation) - $5,000
- New: Emerging artist (less than 5yrs) - $5,000
- New: Multimedia award (digital art, photography and performance) - $5,000
Entry is open to any adult who identifies as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander and is an Australian resident over the age of 18. Each artist can submit one original artwork that has not been previously exhibited or made available for sale.
Entries are now closed.